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Assault Crimes

Assault Crimes

The crime of assault is typically charged when someone attempts to injure or scare another person by punching, kicking, making other unwanted physical contact or by using a weapon. Importantly, unlike a charge for battery, the fact that the person does not actually make physical contact with a victim does not prevent an assault charge.

An assault requires that a person did an intentional act; he attempted to make contact or did make actual contact with a victim; he knew that his actions would probably result in contact with the victim; and he had the physical ability to contact the victim.

Assault crimes include a variety of potential misdemeanor and felony assault charges, including, but not limited to:

  • Simple misdemeanor assault
  • Felony assault
  • Felony assault with great bodily injury
  • Assault upon a peace officer
  • Assault with a deadly weapon using bodily force
  • Assault with a deadly weapon using a weapon (such as a knife, gun or other weapon)

Punishments for misdemeanor assault may or may not include jail time, while punishments for serious felony assaults typically include a county jail or state prison sentence.

Assault Defense Attorneys in the San Fernando Valley

The legal team at the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb has over 80 years of combined experience aggressively defending clients facing all types of assault charges, and will strategize a vigorous defense from the moment of arrest until the completion of the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with any assault charge, contact a Van Nuys criminal attorney from Naderi & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.